OpenGL ES 2.0 emphasizes a programmable 3D graphics pipeline (comparing to fixed-function pipeline of OpenGL ES 1.1).

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How to pause animation when leaderboard is displayed?

I've notived in some games from the Play Store that when you access the Play Games Leaderboard, the game itself is still visible in the background (as if the leaderboard activity is 'transparent') and ...
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How to avoid subpixel values in a resolution independent 2D game with orthographic projection?

I'm trying to do resolution independent rendering of moving sprites in a 2D game. My plan is work in a fixed coordinate system in my world (for example 960x540) and use orthographic projection to ...
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Opengl ES 2.0: Is there a way to use less resources to draw in-game background texture

1.Should my in-game background be drawn with my game loop renderer, or if 2.I don't want to draw my background image every frame in my main renderer since it could possibly be a heavy job while the ...
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Does scaling affect performance in OpenGL? [closed]

I've never been able to understand the best practice in this context. I usually want to ship my game with as minimum size as possible. So whereever possible, I try to use scaling of my graphics. Let's ...
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cocos2d-x “immediate mode”?

I have some c++ game code that draws the game state on each game-loop cycle in "immediate mode". By that I mean that the game code does not add the sprites to be drawn to any sort of "scene graph" or ...
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OpenGL ES 2.0 state management best practices [closed]

I use a game engine with dynamic sprite batching for 2D games on mobile platforms (MOAI SDK). It already handles redundant state changes pretty well - with the use of texture atlases it only flushes ...
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Batching and object's transformation

I'm trying to implement batching in my game (Sprite batching and 3D Mesh batching), I've read a lot of documentation about that but I don't understand something: When each object have is own ...
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Barycentric vertex coordinates in GLES 2.0

I have a certain set of polygons, which are stored in a vertex buffer and an index buffer. The polygons are textureless and normalless. The polygons are dynamic, their buffers get constantly emptied ...
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Java Buffers and OpenGL ES 2.0 (Android)

I've been trying to come up with a good solution for preloading textures asynchronously, but in Android with OpenGL ES you cannot create a texture out of context. Would the proper solution be to load ...
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Replace each white spot of image to radial gradient

Recently, I have read article about sun shader (XNA Sun Shader) and decided to implement it using OpenGL ES 2.0. But I faced with a problem connected with shader: I have two textures, one of them is ...
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Android - OpenGL ES 2 - Cube with different texture in each side

I need to create a 3d cube, with a different texture on each side. Here is my cube class, which my other classes extend: import java.nio.ByteBuffer; import java.nio.ByteOrder; import ...
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How to change from 60FPS to 30FPS while keeping things smooth?

Here is my current game loop: final int ticksPerSecond = 60; final int skipTicks = (1000 / ticksPerSecond); float dt = 1f/ticksPerSecond; while(System.currentTimeMillis() > nextGameTick ...
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Vsync and Gameloops

I was about to publish my app but I tested it on a cheap Android tablet. It's anew tablet, but a cheap / low spec one. The game runs, but is pretty choppy. I'm made a discovery that quite surprised ...
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Reducing APK File Size by using JPG instead of PNG for game background images

I've just finished my (openGL ES 2.0 Android) game and it's almost ready for Alpha-testing. When I export the application to an APK File, the file is taking up 16MB and I would like to reduce this as ...
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Bad pixels on shader when loading cached binary programs

I have been trying to cache binary shader programs in my game and load them accordingly using "glGetProgramBinaryOES" and "glProgramBinaryOES" respectively. I was successfully able to cache and load ...
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XY Location scaling with varying density screens

I have a phone with resolution H=1280,W=720,Density=2 I have a tablet with resolution H=1216,W=800,Density=1.331 I drew a rectangle on my phone with corners Left,Top (-1.6,1.55), Right,Bottom ...
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Camera movement in Super Hexagon

I do realize there is no camera in OpenGL ES 2, but from my understanding you can simulate one using view and projection matrices. I'm using Android, by the way. Here's a video of the game, in case ...
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Re-using one texture for multiple OpenGL Quads

I've been looking over my code and I'm just wondering, when I set a texture for say, 20 quads that need to use the same texture, it seems as though I'm creating a new texture each time...... surely ...
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How to obtain the currently bound texture ID in an openGL ES 2.0 project

In my game, I have: GLES20.glBindTexture(GLES20.GL_TEXTURE_2D, texID); Where texID is an integer returned by my setTexture() method. Let's say, in this instance it's 1. When I bind my textures ...
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Scaling issues with Open GL viewport / scissor box (Trying to draw outside of viewport)

In my game I am currently scaling the viewport so it retains the ratio of my development device like so: width = (int) Math.min(deviceWidth, deviceHeight * 1.702127659574468); //1.702127659574468 is ...
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Export Blender 3D animation to be played by Android OpenGLES

Below code snippet shows the way to export coordinate of bones: def export_bone_matrix(armature, bone, label, file_handler): SystemMatrix = Matrix.Scale(-1, 4, Vector((0, 0, 1))) * ...
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Confusion over GLViewport

I'm hoping someone can help me understand the GLViewport and what happens when we resize it This will illustrate my confusion.... So, here I have a quad stuck in the middle of the screen. If I ...
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How can I reliably implement GPU skinning in Android?

I'm trying to get character skinning working on Android. The idea is quite vanilla: I have my skinning matrices, and along with each vertex, I send up to four matrix indices and four corresponding ...
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Deleteing Textures in Android OpenGL ES 2.0

I'm confused about how to delete a previously applied texture. So, I've applied my texture and am happily rendering it. I decide I want to delete the texture, so this is what I've tried...... void ...
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Storing object position and rotation

I only superficially understand the idea and I can't find any thorough explanation (partially because I can't find very good keywords to Google - English is not my first language): Although I ...
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Drawing flaming letters in 3D with OpenGL ES 2.0

I am a bit confused about how to achieve this. What I want is to "draw with flames". I have achieved this with textures successfully, but now my concern is about doing this with particles to achieve ...
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Very basic OpenGL ES 2 error

This is an incredibly simple shader, yet I'm having a lot of trouble understanding what's wrong with it. I'm trying to send a float to my fragment shader. Its purpose is to adjust the alpha of the ...
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How do I reconfigure my GLES frame buffer after a rotation?

Note: In order to keep the question as simple as possible, I am actively changing the body of the question to reflect the current state of affairs, instead of adding stuff at the bottom. I am ...
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Displaying and updating score in Android (OpenGL ES 2)

I'm using a FrameLayout where I have a GLSurfaceView at the bottom and a few Views on top of it. One of those Views is a TextView that displays the current score. Here's how I'm updating the score ...
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glGetActiveAttrib on Android NDK

In my code-base I need to link the vertex declarations from a mesh to the attributes of a shader. To do this I retrieve all the attribute names after linking the shader. I use the following code (with ...
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Progress bar in Super Hexagon using OpenGL ES 2 (Android)

I'm wondering how the progress bar in Super Hexagon was made. (see image, top left) Actually I am not very sure how to implement a progress bar at all using OpenGL ES 2 on Android, but I am asking ...
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OpenGL 2.0 - How to swap buffers for color picking

I'm trying to reproduce color picking on iOS, following the technique described here: http://www.lighthouse3d.com/opengl/picking/index.php3?openglway2, with OpenGL ES 2.0. When the user touches the ...
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Brighter pixels around area (OpenGL ES 2)

I'm trying to achieve an effect like in the image bellow. Basically I will have a 2D texture and I want a small area around a point (let's call it "light source") to be slightly better lit (i.e. be ...
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In 3D camera math, calculate what Z depth is pixel unity for a given FOV

I am working in iOS and OpenGL ES 2.0. Through trial and error I've figured out a frustum to where at a specific z depth pixels drawn are 1 to 1 with my source textures. So 1 pixel in my texture is ...
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Threading in Android OpenGL ES 2.0

Background I've encountered a strange issue when testing my level-select screen. I have 20 levels and display the 'select buttons' for them in 2 rows of 10 (I did this rather than display 4 rows of ...
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OpenGL ES 2 jittery camera movement

First of all, I am aware that there's no camera in OpenGL (ES 2), but from my understanding proper manipulation of the projection matrix can simulate the concept of a camera. What I'm trying to do ...
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Is ETC2 Texture Compression available in OpenGL ES 2.0?

However, I have an ES 2.0 app and would like to use ETC2 texture compression if it is available (i.e. I am running on a device that supports ES 3.0 standard). Is it possible to use ETC2 in ES ...
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OpenGL and atlas

I'm trying to draw element from a texture atlas with OpenGL ES 2. Currently, I'm drawing my elements using something like that in the shader: uniform mat4 uCamera; uniform mat4 uModel; attribute ...
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Moving objects smoothly, bad perfomance

I just finished developing my mini-game on Android and I got some questions about perfomance and generally "how to": If I have 25+ objects on the creeen (just a polygon with 7-8 angles) its starts to ...
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How can I read from multiple textures in an OpenGL ES 2 shader?

How can I enable more than one texture in OpenGL ES 2 so that I can sample from all of them in my shader? For example, I'm trying to read from two different textures in my shader for the player's car. ...
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Normal Map Issues

I'm experiencing a very strange result in my very simple normal map implementation on iOS 7 - OpenGL ES 2.0. I'm only using the bare parameters necessary and I'm also skipping on all the tangent and ...
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Android and OpenGL, single thread vs double thread

I'm trying to optimize my Android OpenGL ES 2.0 application, and I find myself being CPU bound. After googling, I've found this, which suggest to use a thread for updating objects, and a thread for ...
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2D collision detection

Let's assume I'm using this character. How would you implement collision detection for it? Using a bounding box doesn't seem to be a good approximation, because the bird's shape is nowhere near a ...
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How should I implement a Game Over menu in Android?

By Game Over menu, I mean a menu displayed when you die, with an option to play again. I have two approaches in mind: Use OpenGL Have some button textures ready. When the character dies, draw ...
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glsl fragment shader work diffrently on different devices

i'm making a 2d android game where i have a mechanics that allow the player to move the camera away from the main character, and to not allow him to explore the hole world, a have create a Fog shader, ...
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Circular dependency when creating entities

I have the following problem: I have a a class called Stage, that keeps an list of entities, which it iterates over every update loop, and updates them. One of these entities might be a weapon (PEW ...
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iOS OpenGLES - Multithread Game loop - Render and Update

I am trying to implementing multi-threaded game loop in iOS. (Actaully, two thread - Render and Update) This is my structure. Update Loop Has logic and at the end of loop, save update state. ...
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Howdo I create differently sized texture atlases for different screen sizes?

I am beginning game development and using texture atlases. I've created textures based on the resolution 1920x1080, so I created a 1024x1024 size Texture Atlas for storing multiple graphics. If the ...
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overlapping 3d particles not blending nicely when at the same z

I'm working on a 3d particle emitter. It's going pretty good but I'm still having a problem with triangle sorting. As you can see in the photos, there are some particles that are not blending ...
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matrix to rotate a vector to a known arbitrary axis

Let's say I have a vector V (v.x,v.y,v.z) which is normalized and points somewhere in 3d space. And that I have another vector Z of (0,0,1). Knowing only these two things I'm looking for a ...